CC Image of Fredericton by Nat at

Site menu:

Site search



Archive for 'Afghanistan'

Afghan Parents Selling Their Sons to Survive

While girls are are rarely traded, boys can fetch substantial sums – at least in the eyes of the poor couples who give up a child simply to allow the rest of the family to survive. Mr Mohammed said: “I sold a piece of my heart to stop my four other children dying of hunger. [...]

Poverty on the rise in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has expressed concerns over the increasing poverty in the country. Poverty hits over 37 percent of Afghan people. Nazanin said she had to sell one of her daughters to pay her debts. She said she also has to sell her other daughters to survive. According to the latest report [...]

UNFPA: About 25% Women in Afghanistan Face Sexual Violence

According to Younis Payan, the statistics show that about 30.7% women suffer physical violence and another 30% suffer from psychological violence.

Too many stressed soldiers missed, report says

Some Canadian Forces personnel who suffer from operational stress injuries are not being diagnosed and are not receiving the care and treatment they need ”to continue to be contributing members” of society, a report by the military ombudsman says.

‘I was still holding my grandson’s hand – the rest was gone’

“We were walking, I was holding my grandson’s hand, then there was a loud noise and everything went white. When I opened my eyes, everybody was screaming. I was lying metres from where I had been, I was still holding my grandson’s hand but the rest of him was gone. I looked around and saw [...]

Afghanistan faces ‘long struggle’

NATO wants to intensify its attack on Afghanistan because it is losing. Afghan Civilians will suffer. Canadian civilians need to call for an end to imperialism. “There are about 31,000 US troops in Afghanistan but General David McKiernan, the senior US commander in Afghanistan, has asked for an extra 20,000 soldiers to be sent to [...]

Soldier’s report casts doubt on Khadr guilt

GUANTANAMO BAY—A U.S. soldier reported that he accidentally stepped on Omar Khadr following a firefight in Afghanistan because Khadr was covered in rubble, casting doubt on whether the 15-year-old Canadian could have thrown the grenade that fatally wounded Delta Force soldier Christopher Speer.

Nato supplies torched in Pakistan

“The militants came just past midnight, firing in the air, sprinkled petrol on containers and then set them on fire,” Mohammad Zaman, a security guard at the terminal on the Peshawar ring road, said. “They told us they would not harm us, but they asked us not to work for the Americans.” Includes pictures of [...]

Struggle For Kabul: The Taliban Advance

The Taliban now holds a permanent presence in 72% of Afghanistan, up from 54% a year ago. Taliban forces have advanced from their southern heartlands, where they are now the de facto governing power in a number of towns and villages, to Afghanistan’s western and north-western provinces, as well as provinces north of Kabul. Within [...]

Afghanistan: Another Untold Story

While claiming to be fighting terrorism, US leaders have found other compelling but less advertised reasons for plunging deeper into Afghanistan. The Central Asian region is rich in oil and gas reserves. A decade before 9/11, Time magazine (18 March 1991) reported that US policy elites were contemplating a military presence in Central Asia. The [...]